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Thank you for Supporting Auburn University Outreach on Tiger Giving Day!

Auburn University’s ninth annual Tiger Giving Day was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. University Outreach's five projects raised over $68,800! Thank you for donating, sharing with friends, family, and colleagues, and sharing on social media!

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Tiger Giving Day 2024 Featured Projects

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Campus Kitchen-Mobile Pantry Project

The Mobile Pantry Project started when Ethan McCulloch, a high-school senior and Eagle Scout candidate, approached Campus Kitchen about building a mobile pantry for his Eagle Scout service project. The idea behind the Mobile Pantry is to directly address the pressing issue of food insecurity within the community. Campus Kitchen wants to expand this project by establishing accessible mobile pantries to provide immediate relief to people who are experiencing challenges in accessing an adequate food supply and help eliminate any stigma associated with receiving items vital to a person’s health. Through the placement of these mobile food pantries, Campus Kitchen is extending its reach beyond conventional meal deliveries and the on-site location in Lupton Residence Hall. This approach allows Campus Kitchen staff and volunteers to engage with a wider demographic, fostering a stronger sense of community support and outreach throughout Lee County. In addition to food items, providing hygiene products acknowledges the broader spectrum of needs faced by individuals experiencing food insecurity. This support aims to uplift recipients, addressing not just hunger but also personal dignity and well-being.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)- Classroom Equipment

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Auburn University is experiencing rapid membership growth. This is a wonderful problem to have and shows just how important it is to connect adults with opportunities to continue learning throughout their lifetime and to socialize with other adults in the same stage of life.

To accommodate more members and to address the waiting lists for our hands-on classes, we need to purchase some new furniture to make it easier to reconfigure our classrooms and the right equipment for our cooking classes and social events. Your gifts this Tiger Giving Day will help us purchase nesting tables on wheels, a larger refrigerator, and more.

We want to continue helping people enjoy an active, engaged lifestyle throughout retirement and these are just a few of the items that will help us achieve that goal. Thank you for your generous support in the past and thank you for helping us reach our goal today.

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Rural Education Fellows- Student Teachers in Rural Communities

Nationally, many rural schools are impacted by a teacher shortage. To address this shortage, Auburn University Outreach and the College of Education are partnering to offer Rural Teaching Fellowships. This Tiger Giving Day, we want to provide Auburn students a stipend while they student-teach and live in a rural community. Auburn students will have a transformational experiential learning experience while K-12 students benefit by learning from top teacher candidates. Additionally, the mentor teachers and student-teachers will receive activity funds that support science, technology, arts, engineering, and math or STEAM activities. This funding allows the current teachers, student-teacher fellows, and K-12 students additional opportunities to learn from each other with the resources they need to carry out this innovation in a rural Alabama community. This project supports a unique experiential learning experience for Auburn University students while benefiting local K-12 students and rural communities.

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Rural Health Initiative – Medical Supplies to Support Community Health and Student Training

Help Auburn University faculty and students remap the landscape of health across rural Alabama. With your support we can engage more fully with community members to focus on their priority health needs. Funds provided to this project will be used to purchase health equipment for students in nursing, pharmacy, speech, language, hearing, nutrition and other disciplines to use during their clinical placements at rural health initiative sites. Your contributions have the capacity to save lives for generations of Alabamians.

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Young Professionals in Training- Addressing the Summer Slide

Young Professionals in Training (YPiT), is a mentoring program for students grades 5-12 from underserved populations in Auburn and surrounding communities. The program focuses on college and career readiness, as well as social and emotional development. Although Auburn University offers a wide array of summer enrichment camps, most of these programs are not affordable for YPiT students. Many underserved students are not exposed to summer academic enrichment experiences and often return to school further behind their peers. This Tiger Giving Day, we want to provide the YPiT students the opportunity to attend summer enrichment programs at Auburn University. Student participants will be exposed to and learn from positive role models. They will develop confidence, self-reliance, independence, social skills and a sense of belonging. Student participants will also have the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds and receive academic support as well as college preparation. If we exceed our goal this year, the extra funds will go towards additional summer enrichment initiatives.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Allyson Dozier
Auburn University Outreach
Corporate & Community Partnerships

Last Updated: April 11, 2024